IN THE FLESH?
(from The Wall, 1979)
Unveiling the insane album that killed the ’70s. Waters saw where ’70s rock was going as early as 1973 – addled musicians elevated to
Godhood before being sacrificed on the altar of economics. Being Waters, he wouldn’t shut up about it, and seemed to relish the irony of signalling the emptiness of Big Rock with Even Bigger Rock. The double-LP’s opener – so good they played it twice – out-Queens Queen with a riff that smashes said wall to bits, before bombing the debris with Stukas. Not what you expected to see/hear? Tough titties. DE